Mapped network drive is connected but shows as not connected

Instqalled Windows 7 just to the office. Everything works fine except that the mapped network drives see the upward with a red x after the reboot. If I double click on it, they work fine but Wondows considers as not connected. This creates problems for AutoCad because it refers to network drives. When Windows says AutoCad, they are not connected, it blocks your AutoCad user profile which is a real pain. It is a way to force refresh the readers of network?


Ditto for the op system on my main machine (upgraded to XP. SP3/HP/32 a little over a week ago) but I've seen the same behavior on my HP Vista 32 bit laptop (which connects to my router via a Wi - Fi). You first get the saying "could not connect to netwrok drive" then the network connection icon is displayed in the notification area. Maybe it's a coincidence, but I suspect that the network has not finished initializing and reporting of the devices connected to the moment where the two BONES go looking for them, fail to 'see' and a ' problem '. A few seconds delay between the two steps would probably solve the issue if I'm right.

Generated a start-up newspaper earlier to try to confirm this speculation but soon decided it would work for everyone outside the MS development team to decipher :) days. The other interesting thing here is that if I do a "hot boot" restart (rather than a cold-start of a machine which has been shut down physically) of computers, then the problem does not occur - then "maybe", the router itself (regardless of the model) is involved in this problem. IE on a cold maybe it boot takes more time to detect and "respond" to the BONE while with a welcome warm-boot it is already waiting for the motions of the machine?

This should be solvable for those of us who object to keep our computers permanently lit for financial or environmental reasons. Or should we conclude that development of MS machines really run 24/7 and that is why they are not aware there is a problem?


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